Francis Sessions Cole, III, M.D.  fcole@wustl.edu

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Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Children's Health
Park J. White, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology
Cell Biology & PhysiologySchool of MedicineNewborn Medicine

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Education

  • BA, Amherst College1969
  • MD, Yale School of Medicine1973

Training

  • Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School1973 - 1974
  • Internship, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School1973 - 1974
  • Residency, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School1976 - 1978
  • Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School1976 - 1978
  • Research Fellow in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School1978 - 1980
  • Research Fellow, Neonatology and Cell Biology, the Joint Program in Neonatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital1978 - 1981

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 1973National Board of Medical Examiners, #134003
  • 1975MA
  • 1980American Board of Pediatrics #23915
  • 1983American Board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (#1141)
  • 1986MO

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Yale University School of Medicine1973
  • M.D., cum laude, Yale University School of Medicine1973
  • 37th Annual Alpha Omega Alpha Lecturer, Washington University School of Medicine1990
  • Clinical Teacher of the Year Award, Washington University School of Medicine1993
  • Invited plenary session speaker, 14th European Congress of Perinatal Medicine, Helsinki, Finland1994
  • FDR Leadership Award from the March of Dimes (co-winner with Senator Christopher Bond, Senior Senator from Missouri)1997
  • Distinguished Faculty Award-Founder's Day, Washington University1997
  • Named the Park J. White, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics1998
  • Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Washington University School of Medicine Class of 20011998
  • Clinical Teaching Award, Washington University School of Medicine Class of 20001999
  • Torch of Youth Award, National Council on Youth Leadership1999
  • Cartíer First Aide Award, St. Louis Effort For AIDS2000
  • Washington University Nominee for the Pfizer Humanism in Medicine Award2003
  • Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Washington University School of Medicine, Class of 20072004
  • Washington University School of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient for Distinguished Community Service2009
  • Princeton Award from the Princeton Club of St. Louis in recognition of outstanding leadership in service to the community2010
  • Washington University School of Medicine Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Education2010
  • Distinguished Service Award from the Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association2013
  • Washington University School of Medicine 2nd Century Award2014
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Moses Brown School, Providence, Rhode Island2015
  • Founder's Award - Midwest Society for Pediatric Research (MWSPR)2016
  • 25th Anniversary Honorees, Heroes for Babies Award - March of Dimes2017
  • Distinguished Service Award, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Medical Staff2019
  • Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award, The Academy of Science – St. Louis2020

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